I am trying to find my grandfather's naval records, and I seem to be going around in big circles. Hopefully someone out there can lead me in the right direction.
My grandfathers name was Herbert James Barker Born 4 August 1894 Died 28 Sept 1969.
Family have told me that he was on HMAS Sydney when it sunk the Emden in the Cocos Islands on 9th November 1914.
I have managed to find out off his war gratuity application that he was on HMAS Protector 1/9/1915-23/2/1916.
Like I said I am going around in circles and have ran out of places to look.
When my grandfather passed away there was an article in a navy magazine about his passing and that he had served on the HMAS Sydney.
Any help on where to get this information would be appreciated.